17 Truly Traumatizing Moments In Kids Movies That Come Out Of Nowhere To Terrify People
The VHS box says "Rated G," but my nightmares say "Why, mom and dad?!"
We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "What's the most unexpectedly dark scene and/or moment to ever appear in a film for kids?" Their silly-yet-scarring answers sparked even MORE great responses! Here are even more of the most traumatizing moments named:
WARNING: Due to the nature of this post, there are some mentions of sensitive content. Please proceed with caution.
1. The Large Marge story, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
2. The Pleasure Island sequence, Pinocchio (1940)
3. The father's debt, A Little Princess (1995)
4. The "In the Dark of the Night" song, Anastasia (1997)
5. The ghost children, Coraline (2009)
6. Artax’s death, The NeverEnding Story (1984)
7. The reveal, Witches (1990)
8. Ray's death, The Princess and the Frog (2009)
9. The mother's death, The Land Before Time (1988)
10. The freaky plant-people, The Little Mermaid (1989)
11. The "Toxic Love" song, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
12. The rhino cloud, James and the Giant Peach (1996)
13. The forest scene, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
14. Coral's death, Finding Nemo (2003)
15. The Land of the Dead, Coco (2017)
16. The first five minutes, The Secret Garden (1987)
17. And finally, the boat scene (of course), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Now it's your turn! What scene in a kids movie came out of absolutely nowhere to traumatize you?! Share yours in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!
Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.